by Hannah Alford
“Everybody makes mistakes” in the wise words of Hannah Montana in her song “Nobody’s Perfect”, but God doesn’t want those mistakes to hold you back, no, instead bring yourself to Lord and realize that every mistake can be a part of God’s path for you. Psalm 119: 25-29 states “I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.” By owning up to your missteps and humbling yourself before the Lord, you can begin to understand God’s mercy and understanding. Even Jesus’s disciples made mistakes! Doubt, unfaithfulness, lying, acting against your neighbors; these are all sins, and everyone one of us have committed these. But by realizing them and learning by them, your relationship with God can strengthen. Human’s were made to be imperfect from from Eve first ate the apple, but God still loves us and forgives us, and when we finally begin to learn from our mistakes we begin to learn of God’s glory too!